A sustainability x office renovation project in Hong Kong
In 2020, DKSH launched its Faster, Leaner, Greener initiative to optimize efficiency, streamline operations and green our environment. To drive the initiative in Hong Kong and to take into consideration the impact of the pandemic, the market evolution, heightened operational agility, and ensure our staff’s health and safety, the Hong Kong management team declared a nine-month renovation project for our local headquarters.
DKSH continues to support Thai hospitals with medical supplies during the reemergence of COVID-19 cases
DKSH has contributed medical-grade supplies and essential products to five hospitals due to the intense rise of COVID-19 cases in Thailand.
DKSH's food blending facility goes green with switch to renewable energy
DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials serves business partners in the food and beverage industry with formulation and blending expertise from its dedicated blending facility in the Philippines. Starting today, DKSH operates the facility with renewable energy, thereby substantially reducing its carbon emissions.
Donate blood- save lives
DKSH Cambodia continues its well-established and successful blood donation campaign to support the National Blood Transfusion Center.
DKSH Indonesia school tuition support 2020
In 2020, we continued our social responsibility commitment by focusing on our employees and providing up to IDR 70 million in school tuition support for their children. We hope that our program will enable the children to reach their future goals during tough times like these.
DKSH Malaysia: reimagining Christmas at Rumah Juara
This holiday season, we requested a Christmas wish list from Rumah Juara, an orphanage for under-privileged children in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia and fulfilled the Christmas wishes of all the 37 children at this home. Colleagues generously sponsored gifts such as shoes, watches, school supplies, clothes and toys.
DKSH keeps the holiday spirit alive in Taiwan
The 2020 Christmas shoebox initiative, our ninth consecutive year to support our partner – the Chinese Christian Relief Association, was another living proof of our love for the community. We donated 629 Christmas gifts to children of economically disadvantaged families in celebration of this holiday season.
The joy of giving
DKSH Singapore collaborated with Whampoa Community Center on a local community project to distribute festive goodie bags to the people in need in the rental flats for Christmas.
DKSH supports a local community hospital in India
DKSH has partnered with ImPaCCT Foundation, a department of paediatric oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, to support the cancer treatment of children from poor family backgrounds.
DKSH Smollan’s tree planting project in Thailand
Last month, DKSH Smollan carried out a tree planting activity at Khlong Khon Mangrove Forest Conservation Center in Thailand to help protect the shoreline, maintain ecosystem and support local community.
DKSH Thailand supports the education of future generations through the Pankan project
DKSH has partnered with Yuvabadhana Foundation to support their Pankan project and fund scholarships for underprivileged students across Thailand.
Read our third sustainability report
We have published our third sustainability report detailing progress and achievements on environmental, social and governance aspects. Alongside our new purpose to “enrich people's lives”, we commit to sustainability targets for the Group.
DKSH Thailand donates consumer goods to support motorcycle taxi drivers in need
DKSH Thailand has donated over 623,000 baht worth of consumer goods products to the Department of Land Transport Bangkok (Area 3), to aid motorcycle taxi drivers in need who were affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in Bangkok area.
DKSH teams up with The Lost Food Project to tackle food insecurity in Malaysia
Collaborating with The Lost Food Project, DKSH Malaysia donated surplus food which benefitted more than 40 charities in the Klang Valley.
DKSH Thailand partners with Loxley to launch electric van at its distribution center to promote eco-friendly solutions
DSKH Thailand will join forces with Loxley to test out BYD’s T3 zero-emission electric van to transport consumer good products from its distribution center in Bangkok.
DKSH Cambodia donates essential medical supplies to the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital
DKSH supported frontline healthcare professionals who are fighting against COVID-19 in the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital by providing 400 packs of essential medical and daily use items.
DKSH donates ethanol to use as disinfectant for hospitals and medical facilities across Thailand
DKSH will supply around 4,250 liters of ethanol to over 20 hospitals in remote areas of Thailand to support hospital and medical facility hygiene in the fight against COVID-19.
DKSH donates supplies and funds to Ramathibodi and Rajavithi Hospitals to fight against COVID-19 in Thailand
DKSH contributes funds and essential products to frontline healthcare heroes battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
DKSH supports underprivileged children in India
DKSH India collaborated with The Society for Door Step Schools in Pune, India, to help them reach out to underprivileged children with teaching tools and support their academic progress.
New partnership with Right To Play and Liverpool FC Foundation in Thailand
Today, we launch an exciting new partnership with Right To Play and Liverpool FC Foundation to improve the lives of vulnerable children in Thailand. Open Goals is a three-year program that further builds on our commitment to the local communities that we’re active in.
DKSH Australia are doing whatever they can to help the people affected by the bush fires
The bushfires in Australia are the worst the country has seen in decades, with reports of more than 10 million hectares of land burnt, and more than one billion animals killed. As news of the bushfires reaches the far corners of the globe, people all over the world are looking for ways in which they can help. Our DKSH colleagues are no exception doing whatever they can to help, ranging from fund raising totalling A$13,000 for the Salvation Army Bushfire Disaster Appeal, to sewing pouches for the injured wildlife organisation, Australian Rescue Craft Guild.
Donate blood – spread love
DKSH Cambodia organized its blood donation campaign for the third consecutive year. The aim of the initiative is to instill the importance of donating blood and to support those in need.
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DKSH Taiwan brings holiday joy with the “Shoebox Christmas gift initiative”
For the eighth consecutive year, DKSH Taiwan has joined forces with the Chinese Christian Relief Association (CCRA). The aim of the “Shoebox Christmas gift Initiative” is to bring holiday joy to children from economically disadvantaged families.
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Thailand’s journey to paperless – mobile printers for Collectors
Thailand’s journey to paperless started with the launch of mobile printers for collectors. This new and improved process will reduce the use of paper by 60 percent over the next three years. Strengthening our commitment to sustainability activities, DKSH Thailand will be rolling out further paperless initiatives to support our Group-wide approach to sustainability.
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We’ve joined forces with the Indonesian Red Cross to give five schools a cleaner environment
We’re supporting local communities in Indonesia by partnering with the Indonesian Red Cross and supporting their Sahabat WASH PMI program. This initiative aims to give five Indonesian schools and surrounding communities a cleaner environment by creating access to clean water, providing sanitation and safety facilities, supplying hygiene kits and offering a workshop series on waste reduction.
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DKSH achieves climate-neutrality in founding markets
Together with Plant-for-the-Planet, we have set our founding markets climate-neutral and are additionally compensating emissions from air travel in these markets. In doing this, DKSH takes responsibility for CO2-emissions from business activities and strengthens its commitment in the area of sustainability.
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Empowering indigenous village to offer pre-school education
Under the Empowered2Teach project of SUKA Society, a Malaysian non-governmental organization advocating children’s rights, DKSH has adopted Kelas Komuniti pre-school in Kuala Rompin, Pahang. In addition to a one-year sponsorship of its monthly expenses, DKSH has volunteered to refurbish the 240-square foot pre-school and to run a donation drive by collecting books, clothing, educational games and toys for the pre-school children.
DKSH publishes second report on sustainability
"As a leading Market Expansion Services provider, our business is built on integrity, trust and reliability. We are pleased to share the latest update on our sustainability performance. Achievements such as initiatives to reduce energy consumption and the implementation of ISO certification on IT security management underline our commitment to continually stepping up our sustainability efforts in the years to come", commented DKSH CEO, Stefan Butz. You can read the report by clicking on the link below.
GRI Report 2018
DKSH contributes to reducing Hong Kong’s food waste
DKSH Hong Kong once again partnered with Food Angel to support their mission to provide people in need with healthy and nutritious meals consisting of quality food, which would otherwise be wasted. The Food Angel organization provided volunteers from DKSH with the surplus food, which they collected from different sectors of the food industry. This food would usually be disposed of as waste, even if it was still good to eat. The DKSH Hong Kong team then prepared nutritious meals in the Food Angel kitchen, before distributing it to the underprivileged. This volunteering initiative was an efficient way of not only reducing food waste, but also giving back to people in need in the local community.
Supporting disabled people in Thailand
DKSH Thailand, together with Thai Holistic Health Foundation and Thai Health Promotion Foundation, are supporting an initiative to encourage the employment of blind masseuses in Thailand. The aim is to encourage and enhance training for blind masseuses and support their careers in the long-term.
Makeover for Children Protection Society premises
In January, seven DKSH volunteers in Penang gave an interior makeover to the premises of the Children Protection Society which provides shelter to underprivileged children in need of housing and care. To date, there are 31 children ranging from 5 to 15 years old in its care. We refurbished some of the common rooms with new coats of paint, cleaned the premises and prepared lunch for the children. DKSH Malaysia also donated furniture and electrical items as well as personal items that colleagues had generously donated.
DKSH Thailand collection gives amputees a new lease on life
In a new long-term initiative run by DKSH Thailand, and benefitting the Prostheses Foundation of Thailand, a collection of a different kind is underway. Donations by employees, in the form of cans and other one-time-use products made out of recyclable aluminum, provide a core material in the creation more affordable prosthetics. Within the first month, nearly 40 kilograms had been received, a strong start for a campaign in its infancy.
DKSH Myanmar runs for a good cause
DKSH Myanmar organized their first-ever charity run in support of a local cancer foundation. The “Run and Contribute” marathon took place in March, in Kyike Ka San stadium and was attended by nearly 300 participants of all ages. All proceeds were donated to the Ministry of Health and Sports to provide resources, promote healthy lifestyles and create awareness for cancer. Rajinder Grover, Vice President, Consumer Goods & Head Country Management, DKSH Myanmar, said: “We are really delighted to contribute to the local community and support those fighting cancer. We also have plans to do these kinds of social activities more often in the future. We thank all participants for running for a good cause.”
Growing communities through growing food
What would our city look like it we all started growing food right on our doorsteps? In January 2018, Eats, Shoots & Roots launched a "Sayur in the City" project and established an urban farm to serve as an educational space for YWCA's Vocational Training Opportunity Center as well as to educate urbanites and visitors about local agriculture. In March, 15 DKSH volunteers completed the last link to this green ecosystem with the construction of a composting area to convert organic waste on-site to be used for the urban farm. We were also given a crash course on the various composting theories. YWCA's urban edible garden can now sustain itself financially through its produce.
DKSH provides medical aid to community children in India
DKSH is partnering with Rotary Club of Bombay Juhu Beach, a public charitable trust, to offer pediatric orthopedic surgeries for community children in Mumbai at Brahmakumari’s BSES Municipal General Hospital. The medical aid includes screenings and assessment camps for children with cerebral palsy and childhood deformities. Following the camp, all the patients’ data will be collated and the cause of treatment for each patient will be worked out. Ketan Ajmera, President, Rotary Club of Bombay Juhu Beach commented: “We are extremely excited about this project that we are able to realize thanks to our partnership with DKSH, the support of Dr. Atul Bhaskar as well as the management of BSES Municipal Hospital.”
Give blood, give love, save lives
DKSH Cambodia took the opportunity of St. Valentine’s Day to give a very special gift to the Cambodian people by donating blood for those who are in need of it. Under the motto “give blood, give love, save lives”, the event was held at DKSH’s office in Phnom Penh in the presence of the DKSH Cambodia management team, many employees and Vong Yokly, Deputy of the National Blood Transfusion Center, who commented: “We truly appreciate DKSH for their support in our blood donation campaign, to show love and save lives.”
Supporting our local communities this Christmas
DKSH has a strong commitment to the local communities we operate in. This is an integral part of our business and a key component of our approach to sustainability. We are delighted to share some of the Christmas related sustainability activities our colleagues across the Group have organized to support our local communities and spread some festive cheer.
DKSH Taiwan helps disadvantaged children and families with Christmas donation initiative
For the eighth consecutive year, DKSH Taiwan collaborated with the Chinese Christian Relief Association on the “Christmas shoebox initiative”. Employees collected Christmas gift donations for children from economically disadvantaged families in Taiwan and organized a volunteer session to wrap the gifts. The 500 joyful volunteers made sure to spread the Christmas spirit.
DKSH supports Donggala-Palu victims in Indonesia
DKSH Indonesia has gathered donations from employees and affiliated companies around the country to support the victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Donggala and Palu, Central Celebes which took place in September. Stefan P. Butz, CEO, commented, “Our thoughts and feelings are with all the people in Indonesia who lost their lives or were injured, and their families. It is a shock for us to see the severe damages that this incident caused. We hope that our contributions can help to reduce the burden of suffering for the victims in the affected areas.”
DKSH spreads cheer to disadvantaged families in Singapore
Over 60 DKSH Singapore employees volunteered in an initiative run by Beyond Social Services, a charity dedicated to helping children and youth from less privileged backgrounds. The volunteers spent an afternoon packing and distributing food to disadvantaged, low-income families. As a company deeply rooted in the communities where we work, we strive to contribute to supporting economic and social progress where we are active.
Volunteering for marine turtle conservation in Malaysia
DKSH employees volunteered in WWF Malaysia’s marine turtle nesting monitoring program in Melaka in support of hawksbill turtles, a critically endangered marine turtle species in Malaysia. “Out of the seven marine turtle species in the world, only four species come to our shores to nest, and they are critically endangered because of human activities, predators and global warming. We are happy to support WWF Malaysia in its environment-conscious initiatives with the hopes to raise awareness of the magnificent marine turtles in Malaysia,” McLaren commented.
Raising awareness for wildlife conservation in Malaysia
DKSH strives to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment and to do so regularly conducts events to raise our colleagues’ awareness for wildlife conservation. In Malaysia, we partnered with WWF and some team members spent a few days in the wilderness of the Ulu Muda forest in Northwestern Malaysia. They left Ulu Muda with a fresh respect for this beautiful rainforest and its native inhabitants as well as a new vigor to spread awareness of the importance of wildlife and forest conservation.
DKSH publishes first GRI Report on sustainability
DKSH has presented its first report based on the internationally recognized Global Reporting Initiative guidelines (GRI). The report was presented by DKSH CEO Stefan P. Butz to the public in Bangkok on October 18, 2018.
Donating school bus to children in India
DKSH donated a new school bus to the pre-primary children with special needs from the Swami Brahmanand Pratisththan center in India. “We are immensely thankful to DKSH for donating the school bus which has brought cheer and joy in the lives of the children with special needs and their families. This support means a lot to our institute”, stated Shirish Poojaari, Founder of Seabird Centre, Swami Brahmanand Pratishthan.
Engaging with children in Myanmar
In Myanmar, DKSH employees demonstrated their engagement to their local community by taking part in a day trip to the Witharkhar orphanage. This nunnery school looks after orphans and provides them, as well as other children in the local area, with a monastic education. 40 employees volunteered to organize this special day for nearly 100 children. The activities emphasized the importance of education and environmental topics. It was a special day for all involved.
Empowering children through play in Thailand
Together with our long-term partner, Right To Play, DKSH Thailand organized a series of “Play Days” in local schools, as well as a Charity Day in Bangkok in 2017. Over 50 DKSH specialists participated in various locations and through playing games, helped more than 300 disadvantaged children learn about the importance of collaboration, managing emotions, setting goals and other life skills. They were special days for all involved.
DKSH achieves EcoVadis silver rating for Sustainability
DKSH has received the internationally recognized silver rating from the French agency EcoVadis for its commitment to sustainable business practices. The independent assessment rates companies according to 21 sustainability criteria in the four areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics as well as sustainable procurement. Reaching an overall score of 50 points, DKSH ranks among the top 14 percent of companies in the industry. Stefan P. Butz, CEO of DKSH Group, said: “The silver rating from Ecovadis is a significant recognition, both for us as well as for our clients and customers around the world. Subjecting ourselves to Ecovadis’ independent assessment clearly demonstrates how committed we are to make continuous progress in the area of Sustainability.” Read more
Winning reduction of CO2 emissions in Vietnam
DKSH Vietnam uses co-processing, one of the most socially and environmentally responsible methods for disposing of healthcare-related waste. This process substantially reduces CO2 emissions and results in zero ash disposal. We are proud to have won an award from INSEE Ecocycle, a leading waste management company in Vietnam, recognizing our achievement in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 82 tCO2e in 2016.
Gold Ecovadis rating in France
Gold Ecovadis rating in France DKSH France participated in a CSR rating process by Ecovadis. We were awarded with a gold rating and scored above industry-average in all four main categories: environment, labor practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. We are especially proud of achieving a strong rating for our labor and fair business practices, confirming our systematically compliant behavior across our business.